A Visit To the “Micron” Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

“Micron” factory was built in Zelenograd in the 1960s to develop industrial production of Russian integrated circuits. “Micron” is the largest microelectronic company in Russia and the CIS countries according to sales volume.

Silicon looks like this. It’s a natural semiconductor.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Silicon is a main material for integrated circuits.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Silicon is melted and then a special core is inserted in it, the mass is cooled and the melted silicon crystallizes around this core.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

The cylinder is “chopped” into thin plates.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Some parts are corroded  to have such a workpiece

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

“Micron” factory produces all types of cards: transport, discount, cash, insurance and medical ones, ski-passes and chips for passports.

Metro tickets

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Making tickets

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Do you see chip spots made by a robot?

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

The robot makes these spots here.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Monthly ticket for November

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Changing the roll

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

The rolls are put into such synthetic packing, the final product is cheaper than plastic analogues.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

The next shop

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Back to the silicon cylinder. Do you remember the plate that was cut off? The thinner it’s made, the better.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A disk will be taken by a robot.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Taken by the second robot

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Watching the thinning process

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

The processed disk. Little squares smaller than 1 mm2 are Radio Frequency IDentification chips – RFID chips. They are used in smart cards of the Moscow metro.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Testing final products

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Process of testing is seen on the screen: unfit sectors are red, grey ones aren’t checked yet.

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

Under this “hood” is a disk being tested. They use microscopes – details are so small. Nanotechnology!

A Visit To the "Micron" Factory

via neferjournal


16 thoughts on “A Visit To the “Micron” Factory”

  1. Capitalism at it’s best. An entrepreneur saw an opportunity, acquired funding, hired smart people. A corporation is a living thing, serving the needs of the public, and client, efficiently.

  2. Very cool pictures. There is a HUGE Micron factory about 100 miles from where I live. They do some pretty crazy stuff with plastics and metals. Thanks for the uploads…

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